At the moment there is no easy way to find a clinical
trial that may be suitable for you. For now, the best thing
to do is to ask your doctor, or the health professional who you see
You can browse all of the trials that the CTU has open to
recruitment here. You can also
visit the website of Current Controlled
Trials. Here, you can search a number of registers of
clinical trials. This site also has a list of UK
Some charities have developed registers of clinical trials on
their area of interest. Cancer Research UK runs cancerhelp.org.uk.
On this site you will find a user-friendly guide to many cancer
trials that are going on in the UK at the moment.
If you're healthy and are interested in taking part in a trial,
please take a look at the Help Make History
Other organisations which may help you are listed in the
useful links section of this website.
All trials have guidelines about who can take part. These
are called inclusion/exclusion criteria. These criteria are
used to make sure that trials include the people who might benefit
most from a new treatment, and exclude those for whom the new
treatment might not be safe or appropriate. In many
trials, women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant are
excluded. This is to ensure that there is no danger to the
pregnancy. Other trials only include people of a certain age,
or at a particular stage in their illness.
You can find out more about the inclusion and exclusion criteria
for all CTU trials that are currently open to recruitment by going
to the information about a trial. For other trials, you may
need to speak to the person who asks you to take part in a
Last Update Date : 10/12/2010